Friday, April 27, 2012

The latest costumes and props from Universal Studios Hollywood's movie and TV archives...

It's been a while since I've ventured to Universal Studios Hollywood's treasure trove of movie memorabilia, so I thought I'd stop by the Universal NBC Experience attraction and see what classic costumes, models and props they had on offer and I wasn't disappointed.

Original film and TV costumes, props and concept artwork 
on display at Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood movie costume prop exhibit
Universal Studios Hollywood TV costume exhibit
Universal Studios Hollywood movie museum
Universal Studios Hollywood costume and prop display
Far from it, in fact there were so many new additions to the ever-changing movie museum that I was in movie enthusiast heaven. The exhibit was a veritable cornucopia of film treasures from recent and classic Universal films, plus NBC television shows.

Original props from The Blues Brothers on display
Blues Brothers movie props
Blues Brothers handcuff props
They once again had props from 1980's cult classic musical comedy and if you're a fan be sure to check out more costumes and props from The Blues Brothers here at Hollywood Movie Costumes and Props, including outfits worn by John Candy and James Brown.
Original props featured in One Day
One Day movie props
Also on display were actual props from 2011's romantic drama One Day. Be sure to check out costumes worn by Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess in One Day.

Jurassic Park dinosaur maquette and concept art
Jurassic Park dinosaur maquette
The exhibit also included this Stegosaurus maquette and concept art which helped create the ground-breaking CGI dinosaurs in 1993's blockbuster Jurassic Park.
Vacuum cleaner and wedding album props from TV's Monk
Monk TV props
Monk wedding album TV prop
For television enthusiasts there were props from shows like 2002 to 2009 detective show, Monk, and a Mae West style dress from Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In show, which ran from 1967 to 1973.

Original outfits from TV's Alice Through the Looking Glass 
and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Universal Studios Hollywood TV costumes
They had some fantastic costumes from the world of television, including a dress from 1966's Alice through the Looking Glass, plus more contemporary sports props from Friday Night Lights.
Signed cast American football and Joe Doyle McCoy's 
Youth League Allstar trophy from Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights football trophy props
The exhibit also had some classic pieces, like this zig-zag dress worn by Julie Andrews in 1967's Throughly Modern Millie and Bud Abbot's suit from 1951's Abbott and Costello Meet the Invisible Man.

Classic costumes from Throughly Modern Millie and 
Abbott & Costello Meet the Invisible Man
Universal Studios Hollywood movie costume exhibit
Abbot Costello costume display
Bud Abbot Invisible Man suit
As you can see, there was so much to take in. Thankfully I had my trusty camera to hand, so stay tuned in the days to come for even more details and photos of fantastic costumes, props and movie memorabilia including:

Outrageous ABBA-esque outfits from Mamma Mia: The Movie worn by Julie Walters and Stellan Skarsgard
Cool props from The Mummy movie franchise
Matt Damon's outfit and props from The Bourne Identity
The Grinch's Santa suit and props from Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas 
Props from super-powered TV show Heroes
Russell Crowe's pajama costume from A Beautiful Mind
Tom Hanks NASA training jumpsuit and module miniature from Apollo 13
Joaquin Phoenix Commodus costume and throne from Gladiator
Sci-fi props from TV's Caprica
Props from the movie comedy sequel American Reunion
Television props from Crossing Jordan
Sheriff's uniform and bridge device prop from Eureka
Original spy movie props from Johnny English Reborn
Columbo's signature clothes worn by Peter Falk in the detective mystery series
Wedding outfits from U.S. version of The Office comedy series
Jimmy Fallon's split cowboy sketch costume
Universal Studios Hollywood costume prop exhibit
All these costumes and props were photographed on display at Universal Studios Hollywood's NBC Universal Experience attraction in the theme park's lower lot on April 26, 2012.

1 comment:

  1. That's where Columbo's costume has been hiding


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